It has been a rough few weeks around here (a crazy work schedule, teething, sleepless nights, gassy poopless days (I think I'll save that for another post!), and I just as I began to feel really, really, REALLY frazzled, stressed and cranky I came across this quote:
"As a mother, there is always more. Anytime you think you have reached that point of exhaustion or giving up, you don't. Because there is always more. If you think there isn't more, you find a way to make more."
When I read the first sentence, my heart sank and I thought more meant there was always more to do. More diapers to change, more laundry to clean, more more more, work work work. Through tears of frustration and exhaustion I kept reading and saw the true meaning. Even though I feel like my "more" is all used up, deep down inside somehow, some way I will always be able to find more. More strength, more energy, and more hope. And then, I immediately thought of my sister. She is selflessly working her ass off so her husband can complete a 2 year (unpaid) internship, raising the cutest kid you have ever seen, and somehow finding time to write an amazing blog to help the rest of us be better people. So here is to my sister, other amazing mothers, soon to be mothers, and those hoping, wishing and believing they will soon become mothers: here's to your strength, your dedication and your MORE! I love you all!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
"Hope I don't drop him we might never find him in his camo-snowsuit"
(Parker's 2nd time playing in the snow)
Aunt Sarah and Uncle Chris gave Parker this giraffe toy for Christmas. The box shows a child Parker's age sitting and playing and an older child standing and playing. Parker thinks sitting is for babies, he will only play with it if he can stand.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Parker's tooth count is now up to four, his two upper front teeth broke through January 5th.
He still has not actually crawled, but seems content to combat crawl and creep all over the house.
He can pull himself up into a standing position, which is usually followed a few seconds later by a falling position.